This past weekend, Time Warp USA returned to NYC for its 2021 return hosted by Teksupport. This year, the 2-day festival took place in an amazing venue at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. After two years of being away, this was exactly what the scene needed.
Time Warp US
Taking up 2 massive warehouses, there was ample room to run around and have a blast. Sound quality – impeccable. From the moment I walked in I felt like an audio standard had been set. What I did not expect was for my mind to be blown even more as the beats got deeper and the lighting arrays got flashier and more impressive as the night went on. It was like a story unfolding as we partied into the morning.
The sheltered tunnel bridging the two warehouses ensured that coat-checked ravers seldom saw the cold weather. There was even a “chill-out” area with a view of the East River and Manhattan. There was no line holding back entry, there was never a line for the many bars around the venue, and there was never a line to use the bathrooms. At no point did it feel like anyone was shoulder to shoulder or on top of one another, yet this was obviously a massive gathering of like-minded humans. This brings me to the best part, the people. The crowd was one with each other, sharing positive vibes with friends and strangers alike. I had no problems thriving off the enormous amount of energy that the crowd provided.
It was truly an enjoyable experience to move to the rhythm of the house and techno beats served by revered international DJs such as Carl Craig, Seth Troxler b2b Jamie Jones, Nina Kraviz, Adriatique, and many more.
As expected my favorite sets were Stephan Bodzin and Nina Kraviz. Bodzin has been a hugely influential figure within the global techno scene for years. His driving, hypnotic took the Time Warp crowd on a ride through his diverse musical influences. His iconic and vivid sound design made for an unforgettable performance with an impressive backdrop. Nina treated fans to a set of rip-roaring techno as expected, and the energy kept everyone plenty warm even when it was cold outside.
All in all Time Warp US was another great event, and I highly recommend you attend the next Time Warp event in your area!